IIT Indore envisages the convergence of traditional disciplines as the key to accomplish the previously unimaginable. With this foresight, IIT Indore has been promoting inter- disciplinary research programmes focusing on basic and applied research, technology development and innovation. This vision has helped the institute to excel in all spheres of science, engineering, and humanities and social sciences.
A key competency of IIT Indore is research driven academic programme as it forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. IIT Indore has consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme, Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students (PRIUS).
Research at IIT Indore has been recognized at both international and national level. Faculty members and scientists are actively involved in several key international projects and joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, UK, USA, and many other countries.


The driving force behind the 21 st Century is the development of knowledge-intensive societies. It has led to establishment of new Institutes of higher learning in India. Indian Institute of Technology Indore, established in 2009, is part of the initiative that envisages India as a global knowledge and technology leader. Continuing with the tradition of the older IITs, IIT Indore aims to play an active role in propelling India on her growth-trajectory by focusing on research- based education and innovation driven research and entrepreneurship. IIT Indore aims to achieve this mission with humanistic concerns.


  • Promote inter-disciplinary research in science, engineering, and humanities and social sciences
  • Conduct disruptive and social impacting research some chosen areas such as sustainable development, climate change, food and water security
  • Promote industry-oriented research leading to new products, processes, and technologies
  • Focus on convergence of life sciences, medical sciences, and agricultural sciences with engineering.
  • Promote culture of start-ups and entrepreneurship by establishing of Industrial Research Park which will be a focal point in Central India
  • Aggressive patenting and protection of IPR


  • Enhancement of academic, technological, and social outreach of the Institute through societal research, education, healthcare, sanitation, and rural development.
  • Development of world class research and learning facilities for industries, teaching and research institutions.
  • Skill development and scaling up the research and innovation towards the national requirements.
  • To contribute to development of world class technological innovation in Engineering and Biomedical instrumentation, Defense, E-vehicles, alternate energy resources, etc.











Civil Engineering

Landslide forecasting, field monitoring and development of Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) Landslides triggered by heavy rains are increasing in number and creating severe losses in hilly regions across the world. Development of LEWS is a widely followed approach to reduce the risk associated with landslides. Rainfall thresholds on regional and local-scales are being used for forecasting such events, for efficient early warning. Empirical and probabilistic approaches for defining rainfall thresholds are traditional tools which are being used as part of the landslide forecasting system. Such methods are easy-to-use and are based on statistical analyses. They can be derived without looking into the complex hydro-geological processes i Read More


Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) aim to unravel the evidence of the origin of the universe by studying the formation of quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a deconfined state of matter possibly formed just after a few microseconds of the Big Bang. In this pursuit, heavy-ion collisions are performed at the LHC, hoping to have the signatures of QGP by analyzing the data obtained from such collisions. This requires the measurement of various quantities. Two such quantities are the transverse spherocity - an observable to study the shapes of the events and jets in such collisions, and the impact parameter – a crucial observable that significantly impacts final state observables. Spherocity, at present, has not been measured in the heavy-ion collisions at the LHC, possibly because of the ponderous efforts invo Read More
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